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Flirting with his friend’s father was supposed to be just fun and games for Derek, but what happens when teasing leads to unexpected questions and some surprising curiosity?

Derek has known the unflappable Sean for years, and nothing ever gets a reaction out of the attractive older man. Nothing, that is, until Derek senses some unexpected curiosity from the man he always thought was straight. But who better than an adventurous switch to help Sean explore his wild side?

Sean knows better than to take Derek’s teasing seriously. There’s a reason he’s always called the impetuous younger man “the pest”. But when Derek’s playful banter leads to some interesting reactions, Sean has to decide what’s more important - hiding behind what he’s always assumed or finally getting to discover who he really was all along.

The story contains m/m sexual content, playful use of the term daddy, BDSM elements, spanking, a mischievous switch, a fun adult toy store, and a man who always thought he was straight.

Author’s note: There is no age play in this book, although Derek loves to drive Sean crazy about their age difference.

©2020 M.A. Innes (P)2020 Shaw Montgomery

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  • Dee S.
  • 09-10-2020

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I loved the beginning of this new series. It sweet and spicy. I loved the that previous characters are mentioned.

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  • Cat
  • 31-07-2020

A great age gap and light kink

The only way to live is a very good age gap story. Derek loves flirting with Sean his best friend’s father and always has. Though now he is all grown up and he is very attracted to the man. But not only will he have to see if the man is at least bi but could be interested in Derek’s lifestyle. The characters are all so interesting, I think Jules stole my heart though and I can’t wait for his story. There is a lot going on and the story is fast paced and interesting. I will say though that I loved the narration and think Kenneth Obi brought this story and all the characters to life. He always adds so much excitement and really amps up the sex scenes. I adored his voice for Jules. If you have been kinda interested in a bit of kink, some bondage, a little bit of littles and age play this is a nice soft intro. If you like age-gap, age play, switches, gay for you, coming out and a good, sweet romance with kink this is for you!

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  • Leezard_Love
  • 22-06-2020

I really tried

I tried to enjoy this book. I really gave it until the last 45 minutes when I just knew that this book didn't do it for me. I'm sure others will love it, unfortunately not I. Kenneth Obi was its saving grace for me.

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  • Dee Roberts
  • 20-10-2020

Brilliant

Having read the book listening to this story was brilliant. Derek has no filter and it come across perfectly. It's lovely to hear him getting Sean to live his life again ( with him ) Kenneth Obi 's narration was brilliant he always brings MA Innes book to life

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 27-09-2020

as great as the ebook...

The story is always 4-5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook. I can't listen to an audiobook without knowing the book, that's not possible for me. The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Kenneth Obi is one of the best Narrators for me and it's soo sad, that he passed away just a few weeks ago. I had to stop to listen a few times because I had to mourn him. I'm just not yet finish with the book, I’m over the half, but I listen enough to give a review. PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!! To my ratings: 5* - very very good it's like an A+ 4* - very good and will be often re-listening it's like an A 3* - it's more then a one-time-listening. it's like a B

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  • MrsOls
  • 23-09-2020

Sweet and hot

This is a real feel good story. Someone needs to step out of their comfort zone but other then that it’s smooth, sweet and hot. And it works! Kenneth Obi did an excellent job bringing all the characters to life. Some of them are old friends we’ve heard before.

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  • Kirsty Mc
  • 25-06-2020

Sweet tale of love and discovering yourself

So we have met Derek and Sean before in Shaw’s writing - in Christopher and Ethan’s story and I’m glad that not only did they get their HEAs, but that their HEAs were together. Derek is hilarious and a bit kooky - just right for helping Sean discover who he is and what he likes. The two men are so sweet together. I loved just how genuinely nice Sean is too, especially one particular scene with Derek’s best friend Jules. MA Innes often does cameos in their books - and this was no exception, I loved who popped up! Kenneth Obi’s narration, as always, makes me feel like I’m experiencing the story for the first time and getting to know the characters all over again. A fantastic listen.

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